A strong advocate for K-12 education, Senator Chuck Weaver has developed a program to honor the men and women whose efforts are key to the success of students.
“One of our new initiatives this year, starting in January, is recognizing teachers in the 37th District, and the many unique and dynamic ways they interact with and guide our children in the classroom. Serving on the Senate Education Committee for the past three years, I have become keenly aware of the teacher shortage in our state and in our country, one of the problems being that we do not appreciate our teachers,” Senator Weaver said. “So we decided to develop a program to spotlight the teachers who are making a difference in our communities.”
The 37th District Senator says his office has started by reaching out to local superintendents to identify and promote outstanding teachers.
“We are also considering recommendations from members of the community, so if you know of a teacher who should be considered for this honor, please contact our office in Peoria,” Senator Weaver said. “For inspiration, think about a teacher who made a difference in your school experience and inspired you to be the person you are today.”
A teacher honoree profile sheet is available on Senator Weaver’s legislative Web site at http://senatorweaver.com/Media/teacher-of-the-month/. Print the form, fill it out and return it to Sen. Weaver’s office at 5415 University St., Suite 105, Peoria, IL 61614 (309-693-4921).
Teacher honorees to date include:
- Kyle Anderson, a math teacher at Elmwood High School.
- Teri Storm, a teacher with Geneseo School District 228 Middle School.
- Christi Reed, a teacher at Cambridge Elementary School.
- Lily Dale, a teacher at Metamora Township High School.
Videos with more information about these outstanding teachers are available on Senator Weaver’s legislative Web site at http://senatorweaver.com/Media/teacher-of-the-month/.